Academic Subject Certificate, Marine Option Program
The Marine Option Program (MOP) is designed for students interested in ocean studies and relating the ocean to their educational aspirations while earning an AA degree.
The curriculum emphasizes an experiential, cross-disciplinary education and provides opportunities to apply traditional coursework to the real world while students obtain practical marine skills through a “hands-on” internship, research or employment project. Students develop their own customized “skill project” as part of the Certificate.
MOP sponsors numerous field trips, a newsletter, and many opportunities for networking with other interested students and professionals.
|Course Alpha||Course Title||Credits|
|OCN 101||MOP Seminar (must be taken once)||1|
|OCN 199||Independent Study||2-3|
|Group A: Choose one of the following marine course options|
Group B: Four to six (4-6) additional credits of ocean-related courses
|Total Program Credits||10-13|
*These courses may be taken if not previously counted toward the Group A requirements.
Lab courses must be taken concurrently with or after completing the corresponding lecture course.
Program Learning Outcomes
With the completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an awareness of how the ocean relates to Hawai‘i’s economy, society, and life style.
- Evaluate how their career and educational opportunities can be influenced by the surrounding marine environment.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge about the ocean and its impacts on Hawai‘i.
- Create and execute an experiential learning project (Skill Project) to further their education.